We are currently working on 10 projects:
- Racial Equity and Education – with the funding of Ontario Trillium Foundation, we will be working with Council of Agencies Serving South Asians (CASSA), Ontario Alliance of Black School Educators, Chinese Canadian National Council Toronto, and Tamil Canadian Centre for Civic Action to engage in two years of groundwork for systemic change in education policy, while engaging with organizations of racialized communities.
Learn more and register for our Racial Justice Summit, happening September 28th-October 2nd 2020!
- Anti-Racism & Anti-Oppression Training Institute – A formalized resource to provide broad and customized ARAO training and workshops for different audiences and themes, policy and program reviews for whole or parts of organizations, and public education to general public.
Museum of Anti-Racism - With $50 000 seed funding from Clorox Canada Company, we're working to document 50 years of activism through a virtual museum, including the history of racism (policies, incidents, reports),
Anti-Racism, and Anti-Black Racism(court cases, campaigns, activists, organizations, policy change etc.), and the creation of 100 lesson plans and 25 workshop modules.
- Racial Justice Summit – From September 28th to October 2nd, 2020, we will host ten sessions that span all of the work we have been engaged in throughout the year. Offering this fully online this year, we anticipate over 1000 participants.
Reclaiming Our Narrative – We shape our own narrative and strive to educate through media interviews, training & monitoring, our online media (social media, podcast, eupdates), weekly online shows, and blogs from the team. In 2021, we will also be released a quarterly print summarizing our work.
Racial Equity Awards – In this annual event at the end of the year, we recognize 6 to 10 annual awards for Racial Equity changemakers in Health, Labour, Government, Education, Media, and Justice, as well as an UARR Special Award. We usually host over 300 guests at this event.
Access To Justice – These initiatives include policing budget, reform, training, and complaint systems, as well as protecting and expanding legal aid, legal defence funds, legal interventions, and educational law reforms.
- REBuild Initiative – This entails youth-led research and consultation work to assure that the voices of racialized communities are heard as various levels of government respond to COVID-19, including the City of Toronto - TORR Office, Province of Ontario - Disaggregated Data Collection & ARD office, Government of Canada - ARS office & Equity Task Force, and School Boards and Learning Gap Support. We are working on a Scarborough-based model for racial equity in recovery, and are working with funders to ensure grants reach racialized communities.
Racial Justice Policy Hub – With close to 100 volunteers interested in research & policy change, we hope to influence structural changes in ARS Federally, ARD Provincially, and Municipal policies in the GTA.
Topics will include employment, health, justice, education, and environmental racism.